Sunday, June 26, 2016

Switzerland vs Poland Penalties 4-5 Euro 2016

Switzerland 1 – 1 [Pen 4 – 5] Poland
Competition: European Championship
Date: 25 June 2016
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Ètienne

The Polish team made it to the last eight in St.Etienne after defeating Switzerland. Player, Granit Xhaka, who newly signed in Arsenal, missed the game with his team Switzerland. And player, Xherdan Shaqiri, did a good job and scored for Switzerland in normal time.

Switzerland – Xherdan Shaqiri 82'
Poland – Jakub Blaszczykowski 39'

Switzerland v Poland Penalty Shootout 4-5 (scored unless stated otherwise)
For Switzerland: Lichtsteiner, Xhaka (m), Shaqiri, Schar, Rodriguez
For Poland: Lewandowski, Milik, Glik, Kuba, Krychowiak

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hungary 3-3 Portugal Highlights 22-06-2016 Euro

Hungary 3 – 3 Portugal
Competition: European Championship
Date: 22 June 2016
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu

It was an amazing game today in Lyon between, Hungary, which is in top of Group F, and Portugal, which is second. Hungary scored first, and Portugal which seemed was loosing the game, came up in score and the game ended 3-3.

Hungary – Zoltan Gera 19' // Balazs Dzsudzsak 47' // Balazs Dzsudzsak 55'
Portugal – Nani 42' // Cristiano Ronaldo 50' // Cristiano Ronaldo 62'

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Belgium vs Ireland Republic - Competition: European Championship

Belgium team will attempt to get their Euro 2016 campaign back on track and they are now under fierce pressure to compensate for the 0-2 defeat at the hands of Italy in their Euro 2016 opening match. They have won 13 and lost only three of the last 19 matches in all competitions (D3). Anyway, they still look too young and unexperienced for this kind of competitions.Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne are both expected to be not named in Wilmots' starting line-up, as they will be probably replaced by Divock Origi and Ferreira Carrasco. Eden Hazard is likely to retain his starting berth while Dries Mertens and Marouane Fellaini are in contention for the remaining spot in the offensivie midfield trio. The back four of Ciman, Alderweireld, Vermaelen and Vertonghen will be confirmed in the starting XI.
Ireland Republic team were the better side and extremely unlucky not to have overcome Sweden team in their opener in Paris on Monday, drawing 1-1. They have lost just three of 19 matches in all competition since the start of the qualifiers back in September, 2014, having collected 8 wins and 8 draws.
Jonathan Walters is not expected to be fit after his Achilles problem flared up in the previous match. Veteran striker Robbie Keane will replace him up front and no other changes are expected in the starting lineup. This means that Wes Hoolahan will play behind the two forwards with James McCarthy, Glenn Whelan and Jeff Hendrick in the middle of the park.

Probable lineups:
Belgium: Courtois – Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen, J. Lukaku – Witsel, Fellaini – Carrasco, de Bruyne, Hazard – R. Lukaku.
Ireland: Randolph – Coleman, O’Shea, Clark, Brady – McCarthy, Whelan, Hendrick – Hoolahan – Walters, Long.

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Kick-off Time: 14:00 BST - 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Matmut-Atlantique, Bordeaux

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Spain 1 – 0 Czech Republic
Competition: European Championship

The Czech Republic team did their best in defending their goal,but, unfortunately, the Spanish got the three points they needed through Gerard Pique’s goal.

Spain 1-0 Czech Republic (EURO 2016) 
87' Gerard Pique 1-0
Date: 13 June 2016
Venue: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Belgium vs Italy Euro Group E - June 13, 2016

Belgium vs Italy 
Competition: European Championship 
Date: 13 June 2016 - Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu

Belgium team have demonstrated consistency since their World Cup run, winning 13 of 18 fixtures, often in spectacular fashion. They scored three or more times in nine of those victories while suffering only a 2-1 loss to Portugal in a friendly match and a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Wales. The Red Devils hammered 3-1 Italy in their most recent meeting, on November 2015 at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels. In four friendly internationals in 2016 they lost 2-1 in Portugal, won 2-1 in Switzerland, drew 1-1 with Finland and edged out Norway 3-2.
Marc Wilmots is confident a foot problem will not prevent Hazard from lining up. In defense Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Lombaerts, Bjorn Engels and Dedryk Boyata are absent through injury while Thomas Vermaelen is a doubt, meaning that Jason Denayer could partner Jan Vertonghen at centre-back. Romelu Lukaku faces competition for a starting spot in attack from Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi and Divock Origi as central forward.
Italy were unbeaten in qualifying, winning seven and drawing three of their matches to top their group four points better off than Croatia. The Azzurri have collected just two wins from their last six, though both of those were in their most recent fixtures following a 1-0 victory over Scotland and a 2-0 win over Finland. In two friendly matches in March this year Italy drew 1-1 at home to Spain and crashed 4-1 in Germany.
Pirlo and Mario Balotelli have been omitted from Conte’s 23-man-squad while midfielders Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio have been ruled out through injury.  Graziano Pelle and Eder are expected to lead the attack, but Simone Zaza and Ciro Immobile are possible alternative. Thiago Motta could be deployed in a deep midfield role to partner Daniele De Rossi and help solidify his side. At the back, the evergreen Gianluigi Buffon will keep goal with Juventus teammates Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini providing protection in front of him.

Belgium last 5 matches:
17/11/15 Belgium – Spain
29/03/16 Portugal 2 – 1 Belgium
28/05/16 Switzerland 1 – 2 Belgium
01/06/16 Belgium 1 – 1 Finland
05/06/16 Belgium 3 – 2 Norway

Italy last 5 matches:
17/11/15 Italy 2 – 2 Romania
24/03/16 Italy 1 – 1 Spain
29/03/16 Germany 4 – 1 Italy
29/05/16 Italy 1 – 0 Scotland
06/06/16 Italy 2 – 0 Finland

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Turkey vs Croatia - Competition: Euro 2016 - Group D

Turkey team qualified from Group A after finishing 3rd with 18 points. Wins over the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Iceland in their final three Group A qualifiers secured their place in France. They have won four of their last five friendlies, with their only defeat coming at Wembley against England, courtesy of a sole goal scored by Jamie Vardy.
The biggest worry for Fatih Terim will be lack of playing time for star striker Burak Yilmaz, who recently returned from an injury. As consequence, Besiktas' Cenk Tosun is an option for Terim. Emre Mor, who recently secured a big money switch to Borussia Dortmund, is pushing for a start, but Fatih Terim may utilise the teenager from the bench.
Croatia team advanced to Euro 2016 as Group H runners-up in qualifying, 4 points behind Italy, after an impressive campaign that saw them lose only one game (2-0 away to Norway). They hammered Norway 5-1, while putting three goals past Bulgaria as well as Russia, the latter coming in a recent friendly. The Balkan team enter this match from a 10-0 mauling of San Marino in their last friendly.
Ante Cacic is expected to start with a 4-3-2-1 formation as he has no injury concerns. Brozovic and Milan Badelj are in contention for a starting place in midfield. Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic is expected to lead the attack, supported by Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic and Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic.

Probable lineups:
Turkey (4-5-1): Babacan; Gonul, Topal, Balta, Erkin; Calhanoglu, Tufan, Inan, Ozyakup, Turan; Yilmaz.
Croatia (4-2-3-1): Subasic; Srna, Corluka, Vida, Vrsaljko; Modric, Brozovic, Rakitic, Perisic, Kovacic; Mandzukic.

Date: 12 June 2016
Kick-off Time: 14:00 BST
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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England - Russia
Competition: European Championship
Date: 11 June 2016
Venue: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

England’s record of having never won the opening game at the UEFA Euro continues as Berezutski’s late equaliser hands Russia team a point in Marseille. England vs Russia match ended with 1-1 scoreline in European Championship 2016.

England – Eric Dier 73'
Russia – Vasili Berezutski 90'

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Friday, June 10, 2016

France vs Romania 
Competition: UEFA Euro 2016
Date: 10 June 2016Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST
Venue: Stade de France, Paris

France team have not played a competitive game of football in almost two years since exiting the Brazil World Cup at the quarter-final stage against Germany. Didier Deschamps' men have won 14 and lost just four of 20 matches since exiting the Brazil World Cup. They have won the last 4 matches, beating Netherlands 3-2, Russia 4-2, Cameroon 3-2 and finally Scotland 3-0. Les Bleus are yet to taste defeat in 2016
Griezmann looks sure to start while Giroud could lead the line in the absence of Benzema. West Ham United star Dimitri Payet can also expect to feature after scoring a free-kick in the Cameroon win. Adil Rami is expected to partner Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the defence, though Eliaquim Mangala is an option. N'Golo Kantè, Paul Pobga and Blaise Matuidi are likely to start in the midfield trio.
Romania secured automatic qualification with a hugely impressive W5-D5 record in Group F, finish runner up to Northern Ireland and only conceded two goals in the process whilst finding the net themselves 11 times. They ended their preparations for UEFA European Championship 2016 on a high-note, hammering 5-1 Georgia in Bucharest, and only lost one of 5 international friendlies in the lead up to the Euros - 3-4 against Ukraine. That was their sole defeat in the last 20 fixtures in all competitions. Furthermore, they did grind out a 0-0 draw with defending European champions Spain in that run.
Cristian Sapunaru is expected to gain a starting spot ahead of Alexandru Matel at right-back. Vlad Chiriches, Dragos Grigore and Razvan Rat will complete the defense. Nicolae Stanciu, who has been on target in each of the last four matches that his side have found the net, will support the lone striker Florin Andone up front. Adrian Popa looks set to start on the right flank in a 4-2-3-1 formation, though faces competition from Gabriel Torje.

Probably lineups: 
France: Lloris – Sagna, Rami, Koscielny, Evra – Pogba, Kante, Matuidi – Griezmann, Giroud, Payet.
Romania: Tatarusanu – Sapunaru, Chiriches, Grigore, Rat – Hoban, Pintilii – Popa, Stanciu, Torje – Stancu.

France last 5 matches:
17/11/15 England 2 – 0 France
25/03/16 Netherlands 2 – 3 France
29/03/16 France 4 – 2 Russia
30/05/16 France 3 – 2 Cameroon
04/06/16 France 3 – 0 Scotland

Romania last 5 matches:
23/03/16 Romania 1 – 0 Lithuania
27/03/16 Romania 0 – 0 Spain
25/05/16 Congo DR 1 – 1 Romania
29/05/16 Romania 3 – 4 Ukraine
03/06/16 Romania 5 – 1 Georgia 

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Belgium vs Norway 
Competition: Friendly
Date: 5 June 2016
Venue: Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussel

Belgium team come from behind to beat Norway 3-2, with Lukaku and Eden Hazard among the scorers for the Red Devils. Belgium vs Norway match ended with 3-2 scoreline in International Friendly 2016.

Belgium – Romelu Lukaku 3' // Eden Hazard 70' // Laurent Ciman 73'
Norway – Joshua King 21' // Veton Berisha 48'

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